Jari Journal 8-26-11
Now this is the life. For the first time since Father died I feel happy. . . and excited. . . and free. I mean, I’m really going on a true adventure. A race! to the mysterious lost city. And most of all I’m working for pirates—the Free Pirates of the Shackles. When I first joined up with the Jenivere I thought I was just running, but really I enjoyed the sea. In time I think I loved it. I just never realized it; I never allowed myself to let go of all that hate. But this is going to be really fun. I have the chance now to not just be a sailor but a pirate. And so much more. I owe all this to Stormy. A new perspective—that’s what she gave me—total paradigm shift. I must grasp this opportunity. I’m going to have to really try to get everyone on board with this mission. I know that I’ve never really been exceptionally good at winning others over, but I know that I can do this. We can all do this as a team. What’s that Stormy? Yeah, let’s give those other factions hell. Soon, we sail!